Thank you for submitting your proposal for supercool creative grant mechanism. Competition for this round of funding was extremely intense and, unfortunately, of the 8 gazzilion applications we received we were only able to fund 3. The reviewers were enthusiastic about your proposal; however, your application was not selected for funding. We wish you the best of luck in your continued
fight to stay alivescientific endeavors.
Okay, so that’s not the real letter but its fairly close. The key point is that from the numbers that have been listed on these most recent rejection letters I am truly starting to get the impression that every member of the Society for Neuroscience is applying for the same foundation grants that I am.